He heard people singing. Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps, it was only an echo." These are the final words of The Giver…
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This new gift of music is a representation of hope and rebirth. Jonas will finally be able to experience the actual world and not purely memories. The music also greets him to a different society.
The source of the singing Jonas hears is as vague as the novel’s end itself. It could possibly be the music that the town he used to live in learns to create. The music might perhaps simply be an echo of the music in the town, reminding Jonas that his community maybe learning the joy of music the same time he is. The music he hears could also be only figments of his imagination, encroaching as he is dying in the cold.
I chose this quote because it shows that Jonas has finally accomplished his ultimate goal for the community, to be able to let them experience affection and solitude, both free will and choice, finally wakening his whole community to the promises of life. The end of the novel is unquestionably hopeful and that is why I like this quote. The whole novel, all throughout, was generally depicting struggle and the writhe to change the way his community was living. This quote finally signified the value and meaning of what he went through and sacrificed for
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Name: Course: Instructor: Date of Submission: The giver The book ‘The giver’ is a text by Lois Lowry that tells the story of a futuristic society in which all negative aspects of the society such as pain, anger, war, prejudice and hatred have been eliminated.
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The car began driving back to the Ceremony, as if fate had different plans for the captives that day. But Jonas had spent too much time wanting to get out, and was not going to let this stand in his way. Breaking down the back car door, with the car still in motion, the Giver and Jonas slipped out.
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There would be no crime and there would be nothing which would be unexpected. But is that really the best way?
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